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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Emiliano Treré

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Emiliano Treré is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore (Italy), and a Research Fellow within the COSMOS Center for Social Movements Studies based at the same institution. He was previously an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the Autonomous University of Querétaro (Mexico), and a Research Fellow at Lakehead University (Canada). His research combines insights from practice theory, ecological approaches, mediation paradigms, and the sociology of culture and communication, in order to understand the multiple roles that communication plays within social movements. He has published extensively in top ranked international journals (such as New Media & Society, Communication Theory, Convergence, Comunicación y Sociedad, Global Media & Communication, Information, Communication & Society, the International Journal of Communication) and books on digital activism, alternative media and the challenges of digital technology for political communication. He is coeditor of “Social Media and Protest Identities” (Information, Communication & Society, 2015) and “Latin American Struggles & Digital Media Resistance” (International Journal of Communication, 2015). His book, provisionally titled Complexities of Contemporary Digital Activism: Social Movements and Political Parties in Spain, Italy and Mexico, is forthcoming for the Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics.

Research interests: digital politics, media ecologies, Latin America, anti-austerity protests, and algoritmic resistance

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News

14/09/2018

Andrea Pirro appointed as new editor of East European Politics

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Andrea Pirro has been recently appointed as new editor of the journal East European Politics published by Taylor and Francis.

31/08/2018

Volkswagen foundation Grant 2018 for Manuela Caiani

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Manuela Caiani has been awarded the Volkswagen Grant 2018 for the research project Popular Music as a Medium for the Mainstreaming of Populist Ideologies in Europe, that will be directed by Mario Dunkel (University Carl von Ossietzky of Oldenburg, Germany).

30/07/2018

ERC Starting Grant 2018 for Alice Mattoni

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Alice Mattoni, Research Fellow at COSMOS and Assistant Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Scuola Normale Superiore, has been awarded the ERC Starting Grant 2018 for the research project BIT-ACT: Bottom-up initiative and anti-corruption technologies: how citizens use ICTs to fight corruption.

Publications

Journal Article - 2018

New Technologies as a Neglected Social Movement Outcome: The Case of Activism against Animal Experimentation

Manès Weisskircher
Based on novel empirical research, this paper analyzes a crucial and understudied case of a movement pushing for new technologies: the animal rights movement and its efforts to push for alternatives to animal experimentation.

Journal Article - 2018

Mobilizing in transnational contentious spaces: linking relations, emotions and space in migrant activism

Elias Steinhilper
The article illustrates how the transnational spaces most migrants inhabit can be politicized and transformed into particular social formations, for which the term ‘transnational contentious spaces’ is suggested.